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The customer thinking he knows what’s best for the tree, and is always right, is a genuine gripe.

’I want my Birch pollarded, Fat John from the golf club, who works in IT, said it was the best thing for it.

 

Also, setting up a tree business with literally zero knowledge about trees, saws, climbing or cutting has always struck me as a bit backward.

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7 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

The customer thinking he knows what’s best for the tree, and is always right, is a genuine gripe.

’I want my Birch pollarded, Fat John from the golf club, who works in IT, said it was the best thing for it.

 

Also, setting up a tree business with literally zero knowledge about trees, saws, climbing or cutting has always struck me as a bit backward.

Tell the client it’s not ideal and the possible consequences, if they still want to do it, fine, do it or don’t. You’ve given your professional advice.

 

As for the setting up of businesses by people who know nothing, great, more fresh vital organs for me when the liver decides to hand in its P45.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Stere said:

Its not  true there being less trees?

The great thing is they keep growing.

 

I've only been in the industry 7 years, people have been complaining about the number of new firms appearing for all that time. Lot of attrition too, firms pop up and then disappear again but not noticed.

 

Couldn't watch any more.

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1 hour ago, Mark Bolam said:

The customer thinking he knows what’s best for the tree, and is always right, is a genuine gripe.

’I want my Birch pollarded, Fat John from the golf club, who works in IT, said it was the best thing for it.

 

Also, setting up a tree business with literally zero knowledge about trees, saws, climbing or cutting has always struck me as a bit backward.

Fully agree on these points, and on your comment below, he's a bit of a nerd🤓.  Also if tree surgeons did offer to plant a tree(s) when they removed one (for a cost), it'd be more business now, better for environment and more tree's =more business in the future? In theory not a bad idea in fairness😃

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1 minute ago, NJA said:

Fully agree on these points, and on your comment below, he's a bit of a nerd🤓.  Also if tree surgeons did offer to plant a tree(s) when they removed one (for a cost), it'd be more business now, better for environment and more tree's =more business in the future? In theory not a bad idea in fairness😃

 

And where would we plant these trees?

 I normally remove a tree because it is not wanted.

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